O’Neill Says No To Scotland

Written by on January 22, 2018

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill has turned down the chance to replace Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager.

O’Neill, 48, had been the Scottish FA’s preferred candidate for the role.

The former Brechin City and Shamrock Rovers boss said he had “given the matter a great deal of thought and consideration”.

“It’s a huge honour to be offered the position however I do not feel that this is the right opportunity for me at this moment in my career,” he said.

“I would like to place on record my gratitude to the SFA for the very professional manner in which they conducted negotiations and I would also like to wish them every success for the future.”

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